UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/{$key} UC Davis Health System news UC Davis Health System news http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/welcome/themes/default/images/logo.gif http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/rss/news UC Davis Health System news UC Davis MIND Institute hosts summer camp http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11333/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11333 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - One by one, the kids trickled into the room, checked in, put on their name badges and jumped into the games: matching cards, Hungry, Hungry Hippo and Guess Who? Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11333 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z Register for Duck Dash: Proceeds benefit UC Davis Child Life http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11331/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11331 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - The fourth annual Duck Dash will take place Saturday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at Raging Waters Sacramento at Cal Expo. For the first time, proceeds will benefit the Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11331 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital opens new pediatric dialysis treatment center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11334/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11334 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 27, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital recently opened a new pediatric dialysis center, where patients and their families will be trained on home-based peritoneal dialysis and receive follow-up care. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11334 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-27T00:00:00Z De Vere White to serve on prestigious NIH panel http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11329/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11329 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who retired in June as director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named to a key committee at the National Institute of Health (NIH). Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11329 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis environmental center funds innovative research on toxics and health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11330/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11330 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - As part of its commitment to developing the new generation of environmental scientists, the UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center has funded eight innovative research projects aimed at defining the links between toxicants and human health. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11330 Karen Finney 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z Med student awarded O'Connor Memorial Research Grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11328/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11328 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - UC Davis School of Medicine’s first-ever Daniel T. O’Connor, M.D., Memorial Research Grant, has been awarded to Anand Narayanan, a fourth-year student who will spend the coming year investigating nanoparticles to improve the delivery and targeting of therapies for oral cancer. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11328 Charles Casey 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z Expanding workforce diversity: New grants enhance School of Medicine's mission http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11327/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11327 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 26, 2016) - The federal Health Resources and Services Administration has awarded UC Davis School of Medicine two new grants, totaling more than $6 million, to further the school’s long-standing goal of expanding health care access and equity for all. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11327 Charles Casey 2016-07-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis cardiologists are first in Northern California to offer the new disappearing stent http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11323/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11323 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 22, 2016) - Cardiologists at UC Davis Health System have treated the first patient in Northern California with a new bioresorbable stent. The Absorb vascular scaffold works like a traditional metal stent in opening vessels clogged by fatty deposits. Instead of remaining in the vessel for a lifetime, however, it is made of material similar to dissolving sutures and disappears within three years. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11323 Karen Finney 2016-07-22T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing and medical schools receive grant to improve primary care education and training http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11317/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11317 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis and the UC Davis School of Medicine received a $2.49 million Primary Care Training Enhancement Award from Health Resources and Services Administration to improve primary care education and training. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11317 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11322/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11322 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 21, 2016) - The state stem cell agency, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), today approved a $1.1 million grant to UC Davis for research aimed at developing a treatment for Angelman syndrome,  a rare, neurogenetic autism-spectrum disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11322 Charles Casey 2016-07-21T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers temporarily turn off brain area to better understand function http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11315/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11315 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 20, 2016) - Capitalizing on experimental genetic techniques, researchers at UC Davis’ California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) have demonstrated that temporarily turning off an area of the brain changes patterns of activity across much of the remaining brain. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11315 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-20T00:00:00Z High quality MRIs without sedation are possible in severely affected children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11311/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11311 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 19, 2016) - UC Davis researchers have found a way to get MRI images of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability without sedating them first using the principles of applied behavior analysis. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11311 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-19T00:00:00Z MIND Institute awarded key federal training grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11310/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11310 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 18, 2016) - Adding to its growing portfolio of important federal grants to address the needs of people with developmental disabilities, the UC Davis MIND Institute, in collaboration with California State University Sacramento, has been awarded $2.7 million, to be spent over five years, to train professionals and family members who care for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11310 Dorsey Griffith 2016-07-18T00:00:00Z Historic data to aid in long-term study of ethnic disparities in brain health and dementia http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11299/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11299 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Physical exams conducted from the 1960s through the 1980s will be revisited to evaluate risks and protective factors in early and midlife that could affect brain health and dementia diagnoses among a large, ethnically diverse group of seniors. The Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research will partner with the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center for the study, which is funded with a five-year, $13 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11299 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z Oncologists and cancer patients often differ in prognosis perceptions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11307/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11307 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2016) - Patients with stage III or IV cancer report far more optimistic expectations for survival than their oncologists thought they had communicated, according to new research published today in JAMA Oncology. Effective communication between doctors and their patients who could be nearing the end of their lives is crucial, according to the authors, since this is when quality-of-life decisions merge with discussions about treatment options. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11307 Karen Finney 2016-07-14T00:00:00Z New grant further solidifies UC Davis' leadership role in translational research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11289/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11289 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 12, 2016) - The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) and the wide array of services that have supported innovative biomedical research and led to the development of new treatments for diseases during the past 10 years will continue, thanks to a $27.8 million grant from the National Center for Accelerating Translational Science and the ongoing support from the School of Medicine. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11289 Carole Gan 2016-07-12T00:00:00Z Increasing the minimum wage can improve health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11298/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11298 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 12, 2016) - The emotional debate around minimum wage levels focuses entirely on economics and overlooks the fact that increasing minimum wages can improve health, according to an editorial by UC Davis health economist Paul Leigh published in the American Journal of Public Health.l Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11298 Karen Finney 2016-07-12T00:00:00Z School of Medicine student honored by AMA http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11295/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11295 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2016) - Nancy Rodriguez, a second-year UC Davis medical student, has been honored by the American Medical Association Foundation with one of its prestigious 2016 Minority Scholars awards. She is one of only 20 students nationwide to receive the honor.  Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11295 Charles Casey 2016-07-11T00:00:00Z UC Davis offers fluorescence cystoscopy for bladder cancer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11291/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11291 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 11, 2016) - The UC Davis Department of Urology now offers fluorescence, also called blue light, cystoscopy during surgery for bladder tumor removal. Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11291 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-07-11T00:00:00Z Myth of cognitive decline talk kicks off community lecture series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11290/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11290 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 8, 2016) - Joel Kramer, clinical neuropsychologist who has specialized in the study of cognition and behavior for over three decades, will kick off the 2016 Community Discovery Lecture Series with a talk entitled, "The Myth of Cognitive Decline: Optimizing Brain Health as We Age," on July 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, Calif. Fri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11290 Carole Gan 2016-07-08T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center awarded 'Most Wired 2016' designation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11282/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11282 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 6, 2016) - For the sixth time in as many years, the UC Davis Medical Center has earned the “Most Wired” designation as one of the nation’s top leaders in information technology.  Wed, 06 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11282 Mark DeAnda 2016-07-06T00:00:00Z UC Davis scientists awarded grant for rare genetic disorder research http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11285/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11285 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 5, 2016) - The London-based LouLou Foundation, in partnership with the Orphan Disease Center of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has awarded a grant to UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures Director Jan Nolta and one of the institute’s post-doctoral fellows, Kyle Fink, to study how Fink’s gene editing techniques might be used to treat a rare genetic disorder that hits children – mainly girls – at a very young age with difficult-to-control seizures and severe neuro-developmental impairment. Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11285 Charles Casey 2016-07-05T00:00:00Z The experts agree: Environmental toxins hurt brain development http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11280/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11280 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2016) - An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children’s and environmental health advocates agree for the first time that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, water, food and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11280 Karen Finney 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z Omalu awarded for contributions to health of American democracy, sports medicine http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11281/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11281 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 1, 2016) - Bennet Omalu, associate clinical professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UC Davis and chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, Calif., received two awards for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative condition that he first identified in professional football players. Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11281 Carole Gan 2016-07-01T00:00:00Z Beware of unapproved stem cell procedures http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11277/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11277 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 30, 2016) - At least 351 companies across the United States are marketing unapproved stem cell procedures, according to a new study by a UC Davis stem cell researcher and a University of Minnesota bioethicist. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11277 Charles Casey 2016-06-30T00:00:00Z Endowment for promising students honors de Vere White http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11275/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11275 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 29, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, who steps down this week after a 32-year career at UC Davis Health System, has been honored with an educational endowment in his name. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11275 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-29T00:00:00Z Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities 5-year grant renewed http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11274/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11274 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 28, 2016) - The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) at the UC Davis MIND Institute has received a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities grant award from the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11274 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-28T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school welcomes first class of master's entry in nursing students, record classes of physician assistant, nurse practitioner students http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11259/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11259 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 24, 2016) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis formally welcomed the largest incoming class in the school’s history, including 24 students in the school’s newest degree program, the Master’s Entry in Nursing Program. Members of the Classes of 2018 include 18 registered nurses working toward a master’s-degree as nurse practitioners and 65 future physician assistants. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11259 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-24T00:00:00Z Study shows that some, but not all, premenstrual symptoms are linked with inflammation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11258/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11258 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 23, 2016) - Certain premenstrual symptoms, such as mood changes, breast pain and abdominal cramps, are linked with inflammation, but headache is not, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. Published in the current issue of the Journal of Women’s Health, the results suggest that anti-inflammatory medications may be appropriate for some but not all symptoms associated with menstruation. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11258 Karen Finney 2016-06-23T00:00:00Z "Digital neurotherapeutic" in development at the UC Davis MIND Institute http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11249/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11249 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A UC Davis researcher has created a video game for children who experience cognitive impairments from genetic disorders with the hope that that it will improve their ability to mentally process information about space and time. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11249 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z Nearly 10 million U.S. adults severely nearsighted http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11253/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11253 UC Davis, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - A new study by investigators at the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Genentech, the National Institutes of Health and UC Davis Eye Center has found that 9.6 million U.S. adults are highly myopic, or severely nearsighted, and of those, nearly 820,000 have a degenerative form of the disease and more than 41,000 suffer myopic choroidal neovascularization, a complication that can cause long-term vision loss, especially in women. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11253 Carole Gan 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z MIND Institute researcher studies feasibility of community providers training parents of children with autism http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11252/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11252 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 22, 2016) - Research has long shown that parent-implemented “naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions,” which are applied in a child’s usual setting and designed to build developmentally appropriate skills, help decrease the main symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, parent training by community providers had not previously been studied. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11252 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-22T00:00:00Z U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Davis Children's Hospital among nation's best http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11088/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11088 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Reportamong the nation’s top hospitals in five pediatric subspecialties. UC Davis ranked 19th in neonatology, 29th in diabetes and endocrinology and 43rd in nephrology. UC Davis Children's Hospital  also ranked 32nd in urology and 38th in orthopaedics, in collaboration with Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11088 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-06-21T00:00:00Z Mothers with diabetes, other metabolic conditions, more likely to also have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11239/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11239 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 17, 2016) - Mothers of children with autism who were diagnosed with metabolic conditions during pregnancy, particularly gestational and type 2 diabetes, were more likely to have anti-fetal brain autoantibodies in their blood compared to healthy women of children with autism. The presence of these anti-fetal brain autoantibodies has been previously found to be specific to some mothers of children with autism and rare among mothers of children without autism, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11239 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-17T00:00:00Z West Coast Avengers pay visit to UC Davis Children's Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11247/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11247 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 16, 2016) - The West Coast Avengers caused quite a scene as they walked into the playroom at UC Davis Children’s Hospital earlier this week. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11247 David Ong 2016-06-16T00:00:00Z Glaser appointed to National Advisory Eye Council http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11233/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11233 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 16, 2016) - Thomas Glaser, professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy at UC Davis, was appointed to the National Advisory Eye Council of the National Eye Institute (NEI). Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11233 Carole Gan 2016-06-16T00:00:00Z Backman receives Loma Linda School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11221/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11221 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2016) - Desiree Backman, chief prevention officer for the California Department of Health Care Services and UC Davis Institute for Population Health Improvement, received the Loma Lina University School of Public Health Alumnus of the Year Award at the school’s commencement ceremony June 12.  Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11221 Carole Gan 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds antibiotics increase availability of nutrients in the gut, enabling growth of pathogens http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11225/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11225 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2016) - Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified a new mechanism explaining how antibiotics change the gut microbiota, increasing nutrients that benefit the growth of pathogens, like Salmonella. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11225 Carole Gan 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z Pelech named interim division head of pediatric cardiology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11229/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11229 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 15, 2016) - Andrew Pelech, professor of pediatrics, has been appointed as interim head of the UC Davis Division of Pediatric Cardiology, effective May 15. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11229 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-15T00:00:00Z New East 7 pediatrics unit now open http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11208/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11208 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 14, 2016) - The new East 7 acute care pediatric unit is now open. The purpose of the six-bed unit is to provide care to stable pediatric patients, ages 5 and older. East 7 is designed for patients with a length of stay shorter than 24 hours, but it is equipped to care for patients with a longer length of stay. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11208 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-06-14T00:00:00Z Tempkin honored by Huntington's Disease Society of America http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11217/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11217 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - The Northern California Chapter of the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) recently honored Teresa Tempkin, co-director of the HDSA Center of Excellence at UC Davis, for her nearly 18 years of service to patients with Huntington’s disease and their families in Sacramento and the nation. The honor was presented during the chapter’s annual convention, held at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11217 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-13T00:00:00Z Media advisory: West Coast Avengers visit UC Davis Children's Hospital patients June 15 http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11222/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11222 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital patients and their families will get a visit from West Coast Avengers, dressed as characters from the Marvel Universe films and other iconic films. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11222 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis establishes research center to tackle pain epidemic http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11192/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11192 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 13, 2016) - Leveraging the vast expertise of scholars and scientists in medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines, UC Davis has established the Center for Advancing Pain Relief. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11192 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-13T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing school hosts fifth graduation celebration http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11214/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11214 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 10, 2016) - The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis hosted its fifth graduation celebration, lauding the accomplishments of 52 master’s-degree students and eight doctoral candidates. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11214 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-10T00:00:00Z NIH funding for dermatology research trending downward for women and MDs http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11209/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11209 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 9, 2016) - In a retrospective study of dermatology research awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2009 to 2014, a team of UC Davis researchers found a significant decline in women investigators and a striking reduction in MD-only investigator funding dollars. Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11209 Charles Casey 2016-06-09T00:00:00Z Orbis, UC Davis surgery team train on world's only Flying Eye Hospital http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11204/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11204 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2016) - Staff physicians and nurses from UC Davis and Orbis International, a global not for profit that brings the world together to fight blindness, are practicing their critical-care skills on board the new MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital, the world’s only accredited, mobile teaching eye hospital. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11204 Carole Gan 2016-06-08T00:00:00Z Warmer weather, open windows raise risk of kids falling from windows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11202/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11202 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 8, 2016) - More than 5,000 children are treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments each year for window fall-related injuries. These falls and injuries tend to be more common during the spring and summer months since people tend to open their windows during warm weather. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11202 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-08T00:00:00Z Risk of autism with intellectual disability linked with maternal immune dysfunction during pregnancy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11191/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11191 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Pregnant women with higher levels of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines, proteins that control communication between cells of the immune system, may be at significantly greater risk of having a child with autism combined with intellectual disability, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11191 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Lung cancer patients who have surgery live longer http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11116/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11116 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Patients with late-stage, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have surgery have better survival rates than those who don’t, but fewer of these patients are undergoing surgery, UC Davis researchers have found. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11116 Dorsey Griffith 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z UC Davis offers fusion-guided prostate biopsies http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11197/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11197 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - The UC Davis Department of Urology now offers fusion-guided biopsies, combining ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify prostate cancer. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11197 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Developing drugs to treat autism topic of next MIND Distinguished Lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11198/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11198 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 7, 2016) - Although emerging research has identified potential targets for investigational medications for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, there is a significant gap between when they are identified and when clinical trials begin for patients. Evdokia Anagnostou, a Toronto-based clinician/scientist, will discuss the pipeline from bench research to clinical trials during the next UC Davis MIND Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11198 Phyllis Brown 2016-06-07T00:00:00Z Critical Care Transport Team gets a new ride http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11186/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11186 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2016) - The best care begins not only with the right team, but also the right equipment. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital Critical Care Transport (CCTT) Program is a dedicated children’s transport team available to a 33-county area – and sometimes beyond – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11186 Lisa Nguyen 2016-06-06T00:00:00Z Bowlus now leads the UC Davis Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11189/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11189 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 6, 2016) - Christopher Bowlus, a nationally recognized expert in liver diseases, is the new chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at UC Davis Health System. Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11189 Karen Finney 2016-06-06T00:00:00Z Fancher named Associate Dean for Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11185/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11185 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 3, 2016) - Tonya Fancher, an associate professor of internal medicine who has overseen a variety of student training programs that focus on underserved populations, has been named the associate dean for Workforce Innovation and Community Engagement at the School of Medicine. Fri, 03 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11185 Charles Casey 2016-06-03T00:00:00Z UC Davis study finds advantages of pediatric kidney transplants from very young donors http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11174/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11174 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 2, 2016) - swResearchers at UC Davis found that "en bloc" kidneys  transplanted from very young deceased donors (median age 1 year) are safe and may have some advantages for children awaiting a kidney transplant. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11174 Tricia Tomiyoshi 2016-06-02T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing graduate students showcase scholarly work at Academic Symposium http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11177/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11177 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 2, 2016) - From role confusion for frontline nurses in leadership positions and challenges for school health administrators to confronting implicit bias in kindergarten and preparing seniors for emergencies, the scope of work undertaken by students at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis ranges from clinical to community, from birth to end of life. Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11177 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-06-02T00:00:00Z Farmer inducted as president of American Pediatric Surgical Association http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11170/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11170 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2016) - Internationally renowned fetal and neonatal surgeon Diana Farmer was inducted for a one-year term as president of the American Pediatric Surgical Association during the organization’s annual meeting held May 15-17 in San Diego. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11170 Karen Finney 2016-06-01T00:00:00Z Media advisory: Performance shows how singing helps breathing for those with chronic lung disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11167/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11167 (May 31, 2016) - UC Davis patients with COPD and other chronic lung diseases will perform some of the pieces they’ve learned through singing therapy, a unique and creative approach to improving airflow in and out of the lungs.  Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11167 Karen Finney 2016-05-31T00:00:00Z De Vere White to step down as long-time UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center director http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11166/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11166 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 31, 2016) - Ralph de Vere White, a beloved urologist and acclaimed researcher who led the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer to designation by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), steps down as its long-time director on June 29. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11166 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-31T00:00:00Z UC Davis nursing professor inducted as Fellow of the American College of Nurse -Midwives http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11154/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11154 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) - Jenna Shaw-Battista, the director for the Master’s Entry Program in Nursing and an associate clinical professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the association’s annual meeting May 25. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11154 Rebecca Badeaux 2016-05-27T00:00:00Z MIND Institute study examines development of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11160/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11160 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 27, 2016) - Grade school is an important period in children’s development, when they begin to mature and prepare to enter adolescence. Now, researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute hope to discover how to maximize that growth among children with autism to help them learn and thrive. Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11160 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-27T00:00:00Z Schivo receives grant to expand research on breath test for lung disease http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11157/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11157 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) - UC Davis pulmonary medicine specialist Michael Schivo has received funding from the National Institutes of Health to expand his research on the breath biomarkers of lung disease. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11157 Karen Finney 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center recognized for quality care for stroke patients http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11164/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11164 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) - UC Davis Medical Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for using evidence-based guidelines that improve care and quality of life for stroke patients. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11164 Karen Finney 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z Inhaled silver particles end up in the brain, UC Davis study shows http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11162/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11162 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 26, 2016) - Airborne silver nanoparticles that are common in occupational settings travel from the nose to the brain, where they can remain for weeks and trigger an immune response linked with injury, UC Davis researchers studying adult rats have found. Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11162 Karen Finney 2016-05-26T00:00:00Z Miglioretti awarded $7.5 million to evaluate supplemental breast imaging http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11153/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11153 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - Diana Miglioretti, UC Davis dean’s professor of biostatistics and an internationally recognized breast cancer screening expert, has received $7.5 million to determine the effectiveness of two supplemental breast screening and diagnostic workup strategies -- digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) -- used with mammography for cancer detection. Miglioretti’s team also will work to determine whether effectiveness of the screening strategies depends on a woman’s breast density. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11153 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center establishes new Cognitive Neurosciences Fellowship http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11147/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11147 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has established a new, integrated translational cognitive neuroscience postdoctoral fellowship program through a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institute on Aging. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11147 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z Project ADAM Sacramento hosted Oak Park Has Heart http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11152/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11152 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 25, 2016) - Project ADAM Sacramento, a UC Davis Children’s Hospital program, hosted a free community health fair and CPR/AED training event on May 20 at Sacramento Charter High School. Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11152 Lisa Nguyen 2016-05-25T00:00:00Z Yellowlees voted president-elect of national telemedicine group http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11145/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11145 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) - The American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has chosen Peter Yellowlees, professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, to be president-elect of the association’s board of directors.  Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11145 Charles Casey 2016-05-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Children's Hospital receives State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) grant award http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11144/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11144 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) - UC Davis Children’s Hospital was once again named a recipient of the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program’s grant award, State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC). Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11144 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-05-24T00:00:00Z 2015 Eli Gold Prize awardee delivers Pediatric Grand Rounds lecture http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11141/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11141 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) - Jennifer Plant, assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics, was honored for her 2015 Eli Gold Prize and presented a lecture at the Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds last Friday. Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11141 Caitlin Scordalakis 2016-05-24T00:00:00Z UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center slates 2016 Community Engagement Lecture Series http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11136/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11136 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has slated its 2016 Community Engagement Lecture Series calendar. All lectures are held from 6 to 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St., Sacramento, with the exception of the Nov. 5 the Alzheimer’s Disease Center Caregiver Workshop. Reservations are required. For reservations or information, please call 916-734-5728. Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11136 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-23T00:00:00Z Depression in Alzheimer's disease: Cause or consequence? http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11135/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11135 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 23, 2016) - “Depression in Alzheimer’s disease: Cause or consequence?” is the topic of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s June 2016 Community Discovery Lecture Series presentation. Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11135 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-23T00:00:00Z UC Davis approved as a comprehensive care center for pulmonary hypertension http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11133/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11133 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 20, 2016) - UC Davis has been designated as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) in recognition of its essential infrastructure and experience in managing and improving outcomes for patients with pulmonary hypertension. Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11133 Karen Finney 2016-05-20T00:00:00Z Calcium channels team up to activate excitable cells http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11123/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11123 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2016) - Voltage-gated calcium channels open in unison, rather than independently, to allow calcium ions into and activate excitable cells such as neurons and muscle cells, researchers with UC Davis Health System and the University of Washington have found. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11123 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-18T00:00:00Z Ng named director of UC Davis Stroke Center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11115/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11115 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 18, 2016) - Kwan L. Ng, assistant professor and director of vascular neurology at UC Davis Health System, has been named director of the UC Davis Stroke Center. Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11115 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-18T00:00:00Z California Highway Patrol Officer Michael Ericson condition http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10976/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_10976 (May 17, 2016) - Update posted on May 17, 2016: Officer Ericson's condition has been upgraded to good. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/10976 Carole Gan 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z National Cancer Institute re-designates the cancer center http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11117/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11117 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has re-designated the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center “comprehensive,” meaning that it meets stringent criteria in the areas of laboratory, clinical and population-based research, professional and public education and in the dissemination of clinical and public advances to the communities it serves. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11117 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z Physicians can counsel patients to prevent gun violence, experts say http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11099/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11099 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 17, 2016) - It is not illegal for physicians to ask their patients about firearms, counsel them as they would on any other health matter, and disclose that information to third parties when necessary, according to a review of the literature by physicians at UC Davis, Brown University, and the University of Colorado who are helping to lead the effort to prevent firearm-related injuries in the U.S. Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11099 David Ong 2016-05-17T00:00:00Z UC Davis researchers identify new metabolic disorder http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11104/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11104 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 12, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new metabolic disorder that affects newborns and leads to death hours after their birth. Identification of the genetic defect has meant the delivery of a healthy newborn to a mother who earlier had lost two other newborns to the condition. Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11104 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-12T00:00:00Z More research needed to identify and measure quality of autism interventions http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11091/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11091 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2016) - With the dramatic rise of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the numbers and types of interventions promoted to families and individuals with autism have surged as well. Tue, 10 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11091 2016-05-10T00:00:00Z UC Davis Medical Center again named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11066/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11066 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 9, 2016) - For its “strong foundation of high-quality care, stellar credentials and a focus on doing what is right for the patients in its community,” UC Davis Medical Center has for the second year in a row been named one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review. Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11066 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-09T00:00:00Z General surgery resident receives Fulbright grant http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11081/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11081 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 6, 2016) - Laura Goodman, a general surgery resident at UC Davis, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to study the surgical needs of children in Mongolia. This will be Goodman’s second time living and working in Mongolia. It was there that she first decided to become a doctor while volunteering as an English teacher through the Peace Corps. Fri, 06 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11081 Karen Finney 2016-05-06T00:00:00Z Device worn on eyeglasses offers hope for people with low vision http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11071/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11071 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 5, 2016) - A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC Davis Health System. Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11071 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-05T00:00:00Z UC Davis teams receive prestigious CITRIS awards for innovation in human health http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11060/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11060 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 4, 2016) - Three UC Davis Health System teams have been selected from among 54 highly competitive proposals to receive awards to develop innovative information technology solutions in human health care from the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society — CITRIS — a collaboration of the UC campuses at Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Cruz. The grants are awarded in collaboration with the Banatao Institute founded by high-tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Dado Banatao.   Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11060 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-04T00:00:00Z Autism and cancer share a remarkable number of risk genes in common http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11057/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11057 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Autism and cancer share more than 40 risk genes, suggesting that common mechanisms underlying the functions of some of these genes could conceivably be leveraged to develop therapies not just for cancer but for autism as well, an extensive assessment by researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Comprehensive Cancer Center has found. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11057 Phyllis Brown 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z High school artists honored for encouraging organ and tissue donation http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11065/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11065 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 3, 2016) - Sacramento area high school students were honored Friday with cash awards for their winning entries in the 2nd annual “Donate Life Visual Arts Contest” sponsored by the UC Davis Transplant Center and Sierra Donor Services. Contest participants created posters or videos to encourage their peers to say “yes” to organ and tissue donation when applying for California identification cards or driver’s licenses. Tue, 03 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11065 Karen Finney 2016-05-03T00:00:00Z Antibiotics allow gut pathogens to breathe http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11054/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11054 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Antibiotics are essential for fighting bacterial infection, but, paradoxically, they can also make the body more prone to infection and diarrhea. Research led by Andreas Bäumler, professor of medical immunology and microbiology at UC Davis Health System, has identified the chain of events that occur within the gut lumen after antibiotic treatment that allow “bad” bugs to flourish. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11054 Carole Gan 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Common supplement boosts kidney cancer therapy http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11042/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11042 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - Researchers at UC Davis have shown that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a fatty acid commonly found in fish and fish oil supplements, reduces renal cell carcinoma invasiveness, growth rate, and blood vessel growth when combined with the anti-cancer therapy regorafenib. The study was published in the May issue of the journal Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11042 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z Targeted hepatitis B virus screening effective in addressing infection, liver disease risk http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11041/?WT.rss_f=UC Davis Health System news&WT.rss_ev=a&WT.rss_a=Article_11041 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 2, 2016) - A community-based hepatitis B virus screening effort led by UC Davis researchers found that targeted outreach to Asian American populations can identify groups at high risk for infection and direct them to appropriate follow-up care to help prevent the onset of liver diseases, including cancer. Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/publish/news/newsroom/11041 Dorsey Griffith 2016-05-02T00:00:00Z